Trapeze dates back to 1865, when Jules Leotard used to swing from cables attached to air vents over the pool of his parents' gymnasium outside of Paris, France. One day he attached a metal bar to the cables and the Flying Trapeze was born. Leotard performed his first feats at a Cirque Napoleon in Paris, now called Cirque d'Hiver. The traditional flyer's costume, the leotard, is named after him. Circus artists still perform at Cirque d'Hiver almost 150 years after Leotard.
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